On October 10, the National Enquirer Published its First John Edwards Cheating Story
The Story Said an “Unnamed Woman” was Involved in an Affair with Edwards
The Next Day, October 11, Rielle Hunter Denounced the Enquirer Story as “Lies”
On October 10, The National Enquirer ran the story, Presidential Cheating Scandal: Alleged Affair Could Wreck John Edwards Campaign. It did not name the woman involved.
A source close to the woman, whose name is being withheld by The NATIONAL ENQUIRER, says that she confessed to having an affair in phone calls and emails, saying that her work with Edwards soon exploded into romance.
–October 10 National Enquirer – Alleged Affair Could Wreck John Edwards Campaign
The next day, Rielle Hunter issued this statement.
“The innuendoes and lies that have appeared on the internet and in the National Enquirer concerning John Edwards are not true, completely unfounded and ridiculous.
My video production company was hired by the Edwards camp on a 6 month contract, which we completed December 31, 2006.
When working for the Edwards camp, my conduct as well as the conduct of my entire team was completely professional.
This concocted story is just dirty politics and I want no part of it.”
–Statement issued by Rielle Hunter on October 11, 4:15 on MyDD
Why did Rielle Hunter issue a statement denouncing the National Enquirer? The name, “Rielle Hunter” is nowhere to be seen in the National Enquirer story.
Indeed, “Rielle Hunter” was nowhere to be seen in the entire issue of the National Enquirer.
Are we the only ones curious about why someone would feel it necessary to issue a statement denouncing a publication’s story in which no mention of her name appeared?
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